Built by Lockheed at Burbank, CA. Model 237-27-01. Constructors Number 6371. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as PV-1 Ventura bureau number 49555. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia as part of lend-lease.
On June 1, 1944 assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Ventura serial number A59-96. No known nickname or nose art.
Previously, this aircraft was displayed at Chewing Gum Field Aircraft Museum. During 2001, displayed at the Queensland Air Museum and displayed outdoors.
Navy Serial Number Search Results - PV-1 Ventura 49555
"49555 to RAAF as A59-96. Now on display at Queensland Air Museum, Coloundra QLD"
ADF Serials - Ventura A59-96
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May 17, 2018